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Frenkie de Jong, Xavi's 'wild card' in the face of the plague of injuries in defense

Published:6/10/2022 - 14:20h

Updated:6/10/2022 - 14:20h

It would not be the first time that Frenkie of Jong saw minutes like defender. In front of the fault of place for the footballer in the half of the field, Xavi tested in several opportunities to the international with Low Countries like head office

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The big quantity of injuries is loading the planning of the FC Barcelona, especially with the Barcelona defence. In a moment so important of the season, and almost a month before the World-wide of Qatar, Andreas Christensen added to Ronald Araujo, that will not go back until finals of December, and to Jules Koundé, that is complicated to arrive to the Classical of the Sunday 16 in front of the Real Madrid.

By all this Xavi Hernández only has now available to two natural head offices: Eric Garcia and Gerard Hammered. This stage does that the technician culé have to think in options and one of them is Frenkie of Jong, the one who already will be surely in the announcement for this weekend in front of the Celtic and already has played the past season like head office in some moments, and also in the pre-season of this summer in United States.

In transcendental commitments in front of the Inter of Milan and the Madrid the next week, the current level of Hammered to his 35 years could do doubt to Xavi if have the central like titling for both parties. This taking into account that it would have to play three parties in 8 days, after coming being the fifth in the consideration of the technician and grieve to have had minutes in this start of season.

By his part, Frenkie arrives after some annoyances with his selection, but without having had a grave injury, something that will bring it to both parties with sufficient rest to face them to the best possible level. The Dutch could solve the problems of Xavi like this third option for the centre of the defence, in addition to contesting a good quantity of minutes in the centre of the field if Xavi wants to give him rest to players like Pedri or Busquets, in front of the also injury of Kessié.

The another side 'feeble'

The right side is the another position where Xavi does not have too many options. With the injury also of Bellerín, more the ones of Araújo and Koundé, the egarense will have to throw yes or yes of Sergi Roberto. The fourth captain of the club already contested minutes between week and could be headline already the next week or even in front of the Celtic, where the technician also could resort to Balde again to profile changed or do use of the canterano Casadó.

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